Sunday, May 10, 2015

My first Mother's Day

Last year around this time I was just weeks away from having Liam. I enjoy that we share his birthday month with Mother's Day. May will always be an exciting month from now on. 

Last year, I didn't quite feel like a mother yet. Yes, I was one because I was 9 months pregnant but I wasn't in the daily routine of being a mom. It was hard for me to say thank you when I was wished a happy Mother's Day. 

As I look back now though I think I should have been a little more grateful. A lot more actually. I never knew the pain of what other women might be feeling. Since becoming a mom my eyes have been opened to a whole new world that we moms can experience. Between an empty womb, traumatic birth stories, breastfeeding, single moms, death of a young child. All of the in between. I just was naive to those pains you can experience as a new mom. 

I never want to be that ungrateful. Liam is the most beautiful child. He is joyful, hilarious, busy, curious about everything, loves being out in the world and soaking it all in. He is my child in that sense. He just wants to love life and run with it. 

This Mother's Day I am so grateful. I'm so privileged to be Liam's mom. This little boy has changed me in ways I never thought possible. He has taught me to slow down, relax and go along with the ride. That it's okay if everything isn't perfect. He just wants me. All of me. 

Happy Morhers day to all the moms out there. To all the moms who think you aren't good enough, you are. To the ones struggling with that longing for a baby, you are enough. To the single moms, grandmas raising babies, the mr. Moms you are all enough. We as moms are all enough and worth it. 

Love forever, 
Chel Chel 

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